Oracle Linux 5 : bind97 (ELSA-2016-0074)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:0074 :

Updated bind97 packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

The Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) is an implementation of the
Domain Name System (DNS) protocols. BIND includes a DNS server
(named); a resolver library (routines for applications to use when
interfacing with DNS); and tools for verifying that the DNS server is
operating correctly.

A denial of service flaw was found in the way BIND processed certain
malformed Address Prefix List (APL) records. A remote, authenticated
attacker could use this flaw to cause named to crash. (CVE-2015-8704)

Red Hat would like to thank ISC for reporting this issue.

All bind97 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After
installing the update, the BIND daemon (named) will be restarted
automatically.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-January/005727.html

Solution :

Update the affected bind97 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 88445 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8704

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